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A syntax of substance

Author: David Adger
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2013.
Series: Linguistic inquiry monographs
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adger proposes a new approach to phrase structure that eschews functional heads and labels structures exocentrically. The proposal simultaneously simplifies the syntactic system and restricts the range of possible structures, ruling out the ubiquitous (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their apparent heads. This new system has a number of empirical consequences, which the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012020867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Adger
ISBN: 0262312239 9780262312233
OCLC Number: 823578211
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction --
ch. 2 Labels And Structures --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Specifier Problem --
2.3. Diagnosis: The Problem Is Heads, Not Labels --
2.4. Conclusion --
ch. 3 Syntactic Interpretation --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. I-Complements and I-Specifiers --
3.3. Labeled Structures and the Impossibility of Roll-up Derivations --
3.4. Semantic Interpretation --
3.5. Linearization --
3.6. Conclusion --
ch. 4 Puzzles In The Syntax Of Relational Nominals --
4.1. Settled View --
4.2. Optionality of "Arguments" of Relational Nominals --
4.3. Relationality in Functional, Not Lexical, Structure --
4.4. Conclusion --
ch. 5 Pp Peripherality Generalization --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. PP Complements --
5.3. Head-Initial Languages --
5.4. Determiners and Possessives --
5.5. Conclusion --
ch. 6 Etiology Of The Pp Argument --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Analyzing PP Peripherality --
6.3. Bound-Pronoun Interpretations --
6.4. Variable-Order PPs --
6.5. PP Peripherality Redux --
6.6. Head-Final Languages --
6.7. Conclusion --
ch. 7 Conclusion.
Series Title: Linguistic inquiry monographs
Responsibility: David Adger.

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